Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Con.)

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

The Ministry is responsible for labour market policy, the working environment, pensions and welfare policy.

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The Norwegian Social Insurance Scheme 2019

This brochure gives a general overview of the Norwegian Social Insurance Scheme in 2019.

Revised strategy for combating work-related crime (2019–)

The Government presented its strategy for combating work-related crime in 2015. The strategy was revised and updated in 2017, and it has now also been subject to a new revision in February 2019.

News from the Ministry

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Changes to the rules for temporary layoffs and unemployment benefits

21/03/2020: The number of people being laid off temporarily has shot up since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. Both people who are laid off or lose their jobs and employers will receive more compensation under new rules.

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The foundation for wage settlements in 2020 – Preliminary report

17/02/2020: Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements.

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Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Address: Postboks 8019 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Akersgata 64, 0180 Oslo

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